Election silence ahead of local polls to begin Thursday midnight

BELGRADE - Election silence ahead of local elections in Belgrade and 66 self-government units across Serbia will begin on Thursday midnight.

It ends on Sunday 8 pm, when polling stations will close.

Publication of estimated election results, public presentations of electoral candidates and programmes as well as public calls to voters to vote or not to vote for certain electoral lists are forbidden during election silence and on election day itself.

In late April, Serbian Parliament Speaker Ana Brnabic called local elections in 66 local self-government units for June 2, when elections for the Belgrade City Assembly and municipal assemblies in the capital will be held as well.

Previously, following an agreement between the ruling majority and the opposition, the Law on Local Elections was amended to allow the Belgrade local elections and the remaining...

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